It humbles me to comment on our Book of the Week, As the Crow Flies, A Poetic Journey of Wisdom by Don Baird. The breadth and depth of his vision as expressed through these poems is extraordinary. Please, just read and enjoy.
I find inspiration from the voice(s) of nature over and over. Nature is active — it’s interactive. It’s vibrant. It is movement within movement and the stillness next to a cricket weaving stars together with his voice. It’s activity — interactivity, and beyond.
Haiku crawl up branches, sing to the stars; they twinkle and wink . . . and they snow. Haiku breathe, and follow shadows into frozen ponds. They dodge mantis attacks; and, they scurry with rabbits under the shadows of hawks.
The continuum of these little moments linked together like pearls on a necklace, is nature’s generous and abundant spiritual lessons for those that will listen.
thawing ice …
the descending song
of a blossom
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Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by THF Digital Librarian Garry Eaton, and are used with permission